Philip-Taylor.Org

Philip Taylor is the former Webmaster of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (currently styling itself Royal Holloway, University of London).  Having taken early retirement at the age of 61, he has now returned to his first love of computer typesetting, using Donald Knuth's TEX1, although he retains a keen interest in web developments2 and is webmaster for a number of not-for-profit web sites.  A brief curriculum vitæ is online, as is an interview conducted by David Walden for the TEX Users Group.  Recent collaborative projects include an electronic edition of an encomium on Henry VIII, written by former Regius Professor George Etheridge and addressed to Elizabeth I, and a descriptive catalogue of the Greek manuscripts of Lambeth Palace Library. The methodology used to develop the Catalogue is described in an article first published in Τὸ Εὔτυπον ;   as the official server for this is often overloaded, the article has been mirrored at Royal Holloway, University of London.

When not working, he is a keen cyclist, gardener and chef.  He is a former equestrian who now satisfies his love for speed and power with a 1997 SAAB 9000 Aero and a 1988 Suzuki GSX-R1100.  He is married to Âu Dương Lệ Khanh, and says that asking her to marry him was the best decision he ever made (the second-best was taking early retirement).


[1] Strictly speaking, he is now using Jonathan Kew's XETEX, itself based in part on Hàn Thế Thành's PdfTEX, although both Thành and Jonathan would be the first to acknowledge their debt to Don.

[2] He fervently believes that HTML 5 is the spawn of the devil, and should have been painlessly put down shortly after birth.